Pumpkin patch

Last week the boy and I went to the pumpkin patch.  This was not your typical urban (or suburban) patch next to a mall with a big bouncey slide (although those are fun, too). This was Ardenwood Farm, a part of the east bay park system.  Ardenwood is a “19th-century country estate including a beautiful mansion and its elaborate Victorian Gardens. Today the Historic Farm exhibits agricultural practices from the 1870s to the present, demonstrating the transition from horse-powered to horsepower farming.”  They also have a kick-ass pumpkin patch.

Plenty of good pumpkins for sitting on.

Good wagons for pulling.

A very narrow hay maze, too big for momma to fit through with a backpack, camera bag and pumpkin.  I literally blocked the whole path.  Small children huffed at me because they couldn’t get around.  Yeah, embarrassing.

And the coolest hay pyramid you have ever seen.  The day we went was easily 85 degrees so we were both sweating and pink by the time we got to the top.  Totally worth it.

Victory is ours!


After our mid-October 85 degree outing, we indulged in burgers and milk shakes at In-N-Out.

I am never leaving California.